A field demonstration and technical session on water-saving and drought-resistant rice was held in Hefei to discuss and exchange views on WDR online and offline.
He Fengyang, vice mayor of Hefei City, addressed attendees at the event, saying that Hefei will make efforts to build itself as a "city of crop production" by cultivating leading enterprises, building major innovation platforms, and optimizing urban planning.
Noting that the water-saving and drought-resistant rice could mitigate unfavorable environmental factors, such as climate variability and uneven distribution of water resources, Pan Xin, deputy chief of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Anhui Province, said that the water-saving and drought-resistant rice represents a new solution for the high-quality agricultural development in the province.
Pan added that the area of water-saving and drought-resistant rice in Anhui has accounted for 70 percent of that in China.
Chief Scientist of the SAGC Luo Lijun delivered a report at the event, introducing the characteristics and future development of water-saving and drought-resistant rice.
SAGC also signed two contracts with online services firm Tencent Technology Beijing Co., Ltd. and the county government of Changfeng, respectively, to explore further cooperation.